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Why ATM Bombs May Be Coming Soon To the United States

Justpin Japanese solution! (364 comments)

Or they do what they do annoyingly in Japan/Mongolia (some places in China)and some places in Hong Kong and Taiwan. That is they put the ATM machines inside a small lobby of a bank and when the bank closes the shutters come down on the ATM lobby as well.

2 days ago
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US Army Wants Weapon To Destroy Drone Swarms

Justpin Re:shotgun (208 comments)

Because if they can fly and move in all directions they can become dangerous. For example an artillery shell/mortar has to travel in a ballistic path so if you park your tent behind a cliff face unless it is very high arc artillery you can't be hit. A mini drone can fly around the hill in a manner an artillery shell or mortar cant and into your tent with soft squishy humans in it then explode.

about two weeks ago
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US CTO Tries To Wean the White House Off Floppy Disks

Justpin I don't see the problem. (252 comments)

Back in 6th form college (16-18 UK education) the only place with fast internet was the college. As such we would turn up with huge sports bags filled with floppies to download big files and the files were often split into how many ever floppies was needed. There were some funny ones where 1gb files were split into hundreds of floppies. Invariably when you joined the file back together one of the floppies would be corrupt. Anyway I'd say that it is MUCH harder to smuggle large amounts of data out using floppies than SD cards and therefore it is probably strange but semi effective security system.

about a month ago
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US Slaps Sanctions On North Korea After Sony Cyberattack

Justpin Re:Great framework (231 comments)

I doubt it. As the UK hasn't had real famine in centuries. Places where we've imported people say China have had famines for centuries (there is a book called China land of famine which states that China has averaged a famine every other year of varying severity and different areas).

about a month ago
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US Slaps Sanctions On North Korea After Sony Cyberattack

Justpin Re:Great framework (231 comments)

I don't think it is a good idea. But the government (who I did not vote for) put in sanctions against Russia which caused this. I know the UK has a limited supply of food. The widespread use of rolling warehouses (lorries) and just in time stock means the UK has about 7 days food. Back when Felixstowe was closed for 4 days supermarket shelves were starting to go bare and all there were left were sweets and stuff like Liquorice allsorts the big black twisty ones everybody hates. Personally I'm not fussed as I keep myself fit and healthy and therefore will hunt the local human population.

about a month ago
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US Slaps Sanctions On North Korea After Sony Cyberattack

Justpin Re:Great framework (231 comments)

Well in the UK the sanctions against Russia have merely caused vegetable prices to go through the floor. I rarely go to super markets but I went yesterday and they were piled high at 5p a packet. Normally they are about 70p.

about a month ago
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US Slaps Sanctions On North Korea After Sony Cyberattack

Justpin Re:The way it works is ... (231 comments)

Er Sony is a Japanese corporation with overseas subsidiaries.

about a month ago
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Doppler Radar Used By Police To Determine Home Occupancy

Justpin Re:Please explain (139 comments)

Oh sure its a dumb reason... which they will correct by saying to solve this problem we need to run this radar all the time!

about a month ago
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Doppler Radar Used By Police To Determine Home Occupancy

Justpin Re:Please explain (139 comments)

Not sure if it is relevant but in the UK there are several things: Property taxes (council tax) you get a 25% discount if there is only one person there. Various forms of welfare. You get more if you live alone and do not declare you are living with somebody (same for some pensions). Homes of multiple occupancy. There have been various slum lords turning small houses into 8+ flats/apartments without licences and safety regulations. As such places in London stuff 30 people into a house designed for 3 at most. Prostitution also. In the UK sex work is completely legal (not in NI though) subject to various restrictions. Street solicitation and one sex worker per residence. Therefore if you have one sex worker working in a house it is completely fine. Add in (or a non prostitute friend who visits I'm serious) a maid or muscle/pimp/security and it suddenly becomes a brothel even though there is only one sex worker there. As such many skirt the law by building self contained apartments inside a single house. So you get 31a 31b 31c 31d which is deemed to be separate residences. Local government gets to charge 4 lots of property taxes etc.

about a month ago
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Newest Stealth Fighter's Ground Attack Sensors 10 Years Behind Older Jets'

Justpin Re:FFS just keep the Warthog (279 comments)

Can't be kept. Many of the companies that made parts for the A-10 no longer exist. Which means you either have to cannibalise old airframes or you have to machine a part from scratch.

about a month ago
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Newest Stealth Fighter's Ground Attack Sensors 10 Years Behind Older Jets'

Justpin Re:FFS just keep the Warthog (279 comments)

A less efficient pork barrelling machine that's what!

about a month ago
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Newest Stealth Fighter's Ground Attack Sensors 10 Years Behind Older Jets'

Justpin Re:Kill it already, PLEASE!!! (279 comments)

You will get your wish... After they've added three or four zeros to the cost of the project.

about a month ago
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Virtual Reality Experiment Wants To Put White People In Black Bodies

Justpin Re:Impossible to do without VR? (448 comments)

They did this in the UK with a TV program called race swap (along with gender swap) A short clip https://www.youtube.com/watch?... They were very unhappy at how they were treated when they changed.

about a month and a half ago
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Telepresence Store Staffed Remotely Using Robots

Justpin Re:100Yen Sushi (52 comments)

What happens with shop lifters too? I think they will probably have one/two people per store who switch roles through the day. Lidl and Aldi have this. The check outs are not staffed all the time the staff are moving stock in and out on pallets and you ring a buzzer if you want somebody to serve you at the check out. But real huge one man stores have been operating for a while. Big tiles/carpets/furniture stores are often run by one person as the stock is hard to steal and the customer service is non existent.

about a month and a half ago
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Telepresence Store Staffed Remotely Using Robots

Justpin 100Yen Sushi (52 comments)

This reminds me a lot of Japan. In the 100Yen Kaitan (conveyor Sushi) places they don't have on site managers. They have the master (the chef) and a waitress. To keep costs low they have one manager who watched the stores via Webcams placed everywhere. The manager directs multiple stores via what they seen on the webcams and if there is a complaint they're connected via a video call.

about a month and a half ago
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Telepresence Store Staffed Remotely Using Robots

Justpin Re:Labor Loopholes? (52 comments)

Robots can stack shelves. There is a 7-11 in Hong Kong on the corner of Kimberley Road and Canarevon road. It is a tiny retail space the shelves are stacked from behind by a sort of reverse vending machine mechanism. It looks strange because the fridges are quite shallow holding 3 layers of canned drinks. You take one out and you hear a faint whirring and the 2nd can gets pushed forward with another drink from behind. Of course it can't do everything.

about a month and a half ago
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CIA Lied Over Brutal Interrogations

Justpin Re:From Jack Brennan's response (772 comments)

The government works for the people? since when? A recent study demonstrated that the voters have NO power whatsoever. The corporates who pay the bribes... I mean donations are the ones that hold the power.

about 2 months ago
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Researchers Say the Tech Worker Shortage Doesn't Really Exist

Justpin Re:The Same Game (454 comments)

Exactly the same happens in the UK. UK workers have their own accommodation and generally know the law. So farmers and businesses slate the UK population as lazy scum. When it is a case of exploitation, arbitrage and ability to exploit workers. So farmers hire Eastern Europeans to pick fruit and harvest food. They pay them the minimum wage but subject them to truck acts. Where sure we'll pay you £6.50 an hour (UK min wage) but we're going to have to charge £5/h for the caravan you have to stay in. Oh and we'll pay you in tokens which coincidentally can only be spent in the farm shop. As such workers end up on almost nothing. I've witnessed this when I went wild camping around Lincolnshire.

about 2 months ago

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